1954 - Berton Averre, lead guitarist and vocalist with the Capitol Records group The Knack, is born in Van Nuys, California
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Singer June Christy signs a personal contract with Capitol Records
1954 - Frank Sinatra, with Ray Anthony conducting the studio orchestra (Morris Bercov and Fred Fallensby on reeds; Arthur "Skeets" Herfert and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxpohone; Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone; John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Manny Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Ed Kusby, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Paul Smith on piano; and Jack Constanzo, Lou Singer, and Alvin Stoller on drums), records the tracks "Melody Of Love" and "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die", both of which are arranged by Dick Reynolds and released on the same Capitol Records single, at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California
1963 - Capitol Records signs a right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles
1965 - Capitol Records releases its version of The Beatles' album "Rubber Soul"
45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Peter and Gordon's Capitol Records single "Lady Godiva", with "Morning's Calling" on the flip side is at #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beach Boys records the vocals for their "Heroes And Villans" track
1990 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Something To Believe In", with "Ball and Chain" on the flip side, is #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
2004 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Trace Adkins' track "Songs About Me" to Country radio stations
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1974 - Apple and Capitol Records artist George Harrison, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, and Harrison's father are invited to the White House for a luncheon visit with President Gerald Ford. Ford gives Harrison a W.I.N. (Whip Inflation Now) button and Harrison gives Ford a OM button (the mantra word for creation).
1994 - Liberty Records (now Capitol Records Nashville) releases Garth Brooks' compilation album "Garth Brooks: The Hits"
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1948 - The second American Federation of Musicians strike ends after 11 1/2 months